I am a teacher who started blogging for two main reasons. First, I had been slacking in my writing, finding myself merely writing comments on students' papers. Also, I made my students in class keep a blog as part of their grade, so it's only fair that I provide a model for them.
I'm thirty-five, I love my job and see myself doing it for the rest of my career, and I'm really enjoying writing about soccer. Blogging is not a chore to accomplish on top of lesson plans, grading, and extra help. It's an enjoyable way to practice and refine my writing.